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Dec 17, 2015 11:15 pm

Fedor’s ‘surprise’ opponent officially announced

Two weeks out from the RIZIN New Year’s Eve card, the promotion finally announced the opponent for Fedor Emelianenko. The previous talk of Fedor facing Jaideep Singh (1-0 MMA) fizzled out after initial reports, but it was announced that Singh is, in fact, Fedor’s opponent. RIZIN announced the match late Thursday at a news conference....

Dec 17, 2015 1:11 pm

Fedor calls UFC contract ‘enslaving’ and ‘oppressive’

Fedor Emelianenko’s highly anticipated MMA return will happen in 2 weeks, even though an opponent for ‘The Last Emperor’ has yet to be officially announced. During a Periscope session Fedor explained that the contract being offered by the UFC was oppressive. You can watch the full interview in Russian b clicking THIS LINK, however BloodyElbow...

Dec 8, 2015 12:00 am

Coach Vladimir Voronov has exciting news about Fedor’s training

With an opponent still unnamed for Fedor Emelianenko’s return to fighting at RIZIN FF on New Year’s Eve, “The Last Emporer” has “been training hard like he is young,” according to his coach Vladimir Voronov. Voronov recently spoke with M-1 Global after the M-1 Challenge 63 in St. Petersburg. “He clearly has had a long break,...

Nov 27, 2015 8:36 am

Update on Fedor’s opponent for NYE return

Since it was revealed that Fedor Emelianenko would no longer be fighting Jaideep Singh in his return to MMA on New Years Eve, there has been much speculation as to who ‘The Last Emperor’ would be facing. Rizin FC boss Nobuyuki Sakakibara spoke to Tass.ru via BloodyElbow to discuss the most recent update to the...

Nov 19, 2015 11:11 am

WATCH! Fedor competes against his brother in Sambo tournament

Emelianenko vs. Emelianenko The UnderGround Sambo SeriesThe Last Emperor Fedor Emelianenko vs. his brother Alexander Posted by The Underground on Sunday, November 15, 2015 Wow! Talk about an fascinating throwback. In this clip from the 2012 Russian Sambo finales we can see Fedor Emelianenko and his brother Aleksander Emelianenko competing against each other. This is...

Nov 2, 2015 11:43 pm

Werdum open to rematch with Fedor but does not see Emelianenko coming to the UFC

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum appeared on the MMA Hour and spoke with Ariel Helwani on a potential rematch with heavyweight great, Fedor Emelianenko. Werdum said that he does not see the Russian fighting in the UFC any time soon, probably tied with a two or three year contract with Rizin. “He deserved a fight...

Nov 2, 2015 12:25 pm

Fedor details contract negotiations with Rizin

When it was announced that Fedor Emelianenko would be returning to MMA competition for a fight on New Year’s Eve many questions were raised. Over time more details emerged regarding the return of ‘The Last Emperor’ and it was finally made official when it was announced that Emelianenko had signed a deal to fight for...

Oct 25, 2015 2:27 pm

Fedor Emelianenko dodges 2.5 million dollar question

Fedor Emelianenko shocked the mixed martial arts world when he announced his return to the sport earlier this year. The possibility of diehard fans finally getting the chance to see “The Last Emperor” in the world-famous octagon was exciting, but their hopes were crushed when he announced his signing with a new Japanese based promotion,...

Oct 23, 2015 10:04 am

More details emerge on Fedor’s NYE return

New details have emerged regarding Fedor Emelianenko’s return to mixed martial arts on New Year’s Eve. According to a report from Bloodyelbow, “The Last Emperor” is expected to fly over to Amsterdam on November 1st and begin training with the likes of Kirill Sidelnikov, Anatoly Tokov, Vadim German, Victor German, and Alexander Kosarev. The news...

Oct 21, 2015 4:37 pm

Veteran heavyweight seeking fight with Fedor Emelianenko

Shawn Jordan suffered a unanimous decision loss to Ruslan Magomedov recently at UFC 192. The loss to Magomedov snapped Jordan’s 3-fight win streak that saw Jordan pick up 3 KO/TKO wins. The fight against Magomedov was the last one on Jordan’s UFC contract, and with how things look, he will not be re-signing with the...

Oct 20, 2015 12:40 pm

Fedor to compete in Sambo tournament next month

Fedor Emelianenko will return to a combat sambo world tournament, which takes place November 25th in Monaco. Emelianenko, a four-time world combat sambo champion looks to get back to competition before making a return to MMA on December 31st. Tass.ru was the first to report that the Former Pride FC heavyweight champion would be entering...

Oct 16, 2015 2:35 pm

Fedor Emelianenko training footage from Europe released

Some new training footage has been released of Fedor Emelianenko during a seminar in Europe. Although the recent buzz of Emelianenko’s return to MMA has had some mixed reactions, Bas Ruten believes “The Last Emporer” still is a legitimate threat to the UFC title. However, Chael Sonnen has gone on record and voiced his opinion...

Oct 13, 2015 1:10 pm

Werdum Teases Fedor With Hilarious Photoshop

UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is taking shots at Fedor Emelianenko and it’s pretty hilarious. The champ has a win over the MMA legend, back in Strikeforce, and was hoping to get the chance to fight him again in the UFC. Fedor also expressed interest in fighting Werdum, which led many to assume he was...

Oct 12, 2015 5:38 am

Bas Rutten: ‘Fedor Still A Threat For UFC Title’

Fedor Emelianenko took his fans on a roller coaster ride of emotions when he announced he would be coming out of retirement earlier this year. People expected “The Last Emperor” to sign with Bellator, but the possibility of seeing him duke it out with the best in the octagon piqued diehard and casual fans’ interests...

Oct 11, 2015 1:05 pm

Sonnen on Fedor: ‘He’s Just Fighting The Easiest Guy For The Biggest Check’

Fedor Emelianenko piqued diehard fans’ interest when he announced he would be coming out of retirement for a MMA return. Rumors circulated whether or not “The Last Emperor” would be making his way to the UFC, but it seems as if the image of Fedor in an octagon just wasn’t meant to be; The Russian...

Oct 11, 2015 7:05 am

Cyborg Has A Dog Named Fedor, And This Is His Training Diary

Every single time Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino steps into an Invicta FC octagon, fans in attendance know they are about to witness something special. Whether it’s a fifteen minute mauling or a quick knockout, “Cyborg” has gained the reputation of bulldozing through her opponents. Her rivalry with Ronda Rousey has escalated to such a point that...

Oct 9, 2015 7:52 am

The Fedor

Fedor Emelianenko, the man, the myth, the legend. Many are a little disappointed that he’ll likely be fighting a 1-0 fighter in Japan, for the new organization ‘Rizin Fighting Federation.’ Fans have been wanting to see him fight in the UFC for a long time, but it again looks like it won’t be happening. The...

Oct 8, 2015 10:41 am

No Opponent Named At Recent Fedor Press Conference

Former PRIDE boss Nobuyui Sakakibara introduced his brand new MMA promotion during a press conference in Tokyo on Thursday. The new promotion will be called Rizin Fighting Federation and the two-night event in December will be called the “Rizin Fighting World Grand Prix 2015”. Nobuyui Sakakibara also announced that the fights will be held at...